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Whiskey Creek under Road 225 in North Fork on the afternoon of January 9th, 2023. Picture courtesy of Lindsey Hanson

Storm Watch January 10th, 2023

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–Check below for weather alerts, road conditions including traffic collisions, closures and hazards, school closures, power outages and other emergencies as they happen.

We will continue to update this article throughout the storm – stay safe!

Yesterday’s, Monday, January 9th, 2023, article is here.



School Delays

Mariposa County

Sierra Foothills Charter School

SFCS will observe a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 11th. School will start at 10:25AM, and the bus route will run exactly two-hours later than the regular morning schedule. This delay will allow county agencies to address road issues, and provide extra time for those who need to use alternate routes in the morning. Safe travels, everyone!


Mariposa County Unified School District

Good Evening MCUSD Community,

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, ALL MCUSD School Sites will observe a 2-hour late start schedule. This will allow for our county agencies to continue to address local road issues and for commuters and school buses to route around any existing detours during daylight hours, community safety as always is our first priority.

Routes on Hwy 140 will be open up to El Portal.

Jerseydale students will need to be brought via car to their closest stop on Triangle Road as buses are not being allowed on Jerseydale Road.

Please check state and local county road conditions for other closures, and contact your school site if you are unable to get your child to school.

We will update this information as we are notified.

Madera County

1/10/23 – (This message is for tomorrow) This is Robert Dias, MOT Director for Bass Lake School District informing you that on Wednesday, January 11th, OES, OCI, Wasuma, and Fresno Flats will all be on a two hour bus and class delay due to the severe weather we have had, projected road conditions, and necessary campus preparation which might be needed to ensure a safe return to school. We will not be able to run the Wawona route due to mud-slides that have taken place in the burn scar areas.

YHS, RGHS, and Oakhurst EdOpts programs will be on a 2 hour delay Wednesday, January 11th.

CES, RES and GCA will be on Regular Wednesday schedule.


Yosemite National Park

Highway 140 between Midpines and El Portal (outside the park) has reopened. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) for road conditions inside the park.


Teaford Meadows

Type: Traffic Hazard

Location: Teaford Saddle Rd / Road 419

Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 37.303039 -119.580595

7 vehicles are stuck in the snow



Type: Trfc Collision-No Inj

Location: Road 415 / Jennifer Ln

Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 37.246723 -119.729681

Two vehicles are involved and no injuries are being reported. There is some lane blockage.



A severe thunderstorm has been issued until 2:30 pm


Type: Trfc Collision-No Inj

Location: Sr49 / Lauri Ln

Loc Desc: NB JNO Lat/Lon: 37.348533 -119.719002 

Single vehicle overturned on it’s side. No injuries are being reported.


Type: Trfc Collision-No Inj

Location: Sr41 / Royal Oaks Dr

Loc Desc: NB Lat/Lon: 37.328663 -119.657982

A single vehicle is involved and no injuries are being reported. The vehicle is on the Northbound side, facing southbound on the edge of a 30 foot embankment.


Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt

Location: Road 426 / Meadowview Dr

Loc Desc: JNO Lat/Lon: 37.313576 -119.631446

Two vehicles are involved and ambulance is enroute. There is also some lane blockage. One person is unable to get out of their vehicle.


Type: Trfc Collision-1141

Enrt Location: Sr41 / Road 425c

Loc Desc: SB Lat/Lon: 37.298032 -119.648812



Yosemite National Park

Highway 41 in the park now open at with an R2 level tire chains, 11:00 am, 1.10.23


Type: Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj

Location: Road 415 / Hidden Knolls Rd

Loc Desc: JSO Lat/Lon: 37.238619 -119.811866

AA single vehicle is involved and injuries are unknown. The vehicle is overturned and the occupant is out of the vehicle.



Type: Mud/Dirt/Rock

Location: Sr41 / Road 415

Loc Desc: NB Lat/Lon: 37.261194 -119.701446

Mudslide blocking the Northbound lane.



Type: Mud/Dirt/Rock

Location: W Whitlock Rd / Mosher Rd

Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 37.555116 -120.021223


Yosemite National Park

Road Closures

Wawona Road (Hwy 41) within the park and Highway 140 (connecting to El Portal Road within the park) are closed due to hazards on the roads. Additional rain is forecast today (Tuesday); avoid traveling if possible. Call 209/372-0200 (then 1, 1) for road info.


All evacuations and shelter in place orders have been lifted for both Mariposa County and Eastern Madera County.


Indian Lakes

Road closures

Mariposa County

Type: CLOSURE of a Road

Location: Sr140 / Briceburg

Loc Desc: EB BUG HOSTEL TO CEDAR LODGE Lat/Lon: 37.605047 -119.965633

NNo estimated time of reopening


Type: Traffic Hazard

Location: Ben Hur Rd / Silver Bar Rd

Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 37.439054 -119.941728



Power Outages

Widespread power outages with no estimated times of restoration



School Closures

The following schools /districts are canceled for today.

All Mariposa County Unified School District schools

All Yosemite Unified School District schools

Bass Lake District schools

North Fork School

Chawanekee School


Watches and Warnings

The following watches and warnings are still in effect:


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